the·​ater-in-the-round ˈthē-ə-tər-in-ṯẖə-ˈrau̇nd How to pronounce theater-in-the-round (audio)
plural theaters-in-the-round
: a theater in which the stage is located in the center of the auditorium

called also arena theater

: the style or method of staging plays in a theater-in-the-round

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of theater-in-the-round was in 1948

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“Theater-in-the-round.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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